Monday, 19 May 2014

My Besties UK challenge - Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome back to the latest challenge at Besties UK ... today we have a new challenge the theme is

Anything Goes

You can enter the challenge here 'My Besties UK' we have some fab digis as prizes and a special priced digi available to purchase, the rules are up to 3 entries with a Bestie Image and one without so you can enter up to 4 times ....

This is my design team card for the challenge, I had to make a card for a friend who is having a baby soon and I fell in love with this image (IMG747) she is just so cute.  I have recently been to America and bought these beautiful papers while I was there....  This is a simple card and requires few tools and only 3 pieces of paper, I have included the making up instructions below...



1 sheet white A4 card
1/2 sheet pale green core'dinations card  - JoAnns
1/2 sheet double sided 12 x 12 paper - JoAnns
White card for printing
Perfect Pearls - Tim Holtz


Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals
Spelbinders Plain Ovals
Memory Box Catalina Border
Woodware flower punch
Faber Castel Polychromos Pencils

To Make it up

Take A4 card and fold in half, cut to 14.5 cm square
Take green card and cut square 14.5cm square
Take patterned paper and cut to 14cm square then cut into 4 equal pieces
Affix the square of paper to the green card turning over so the the square are opposite
Affix the ribbon across the centre and affix this finished piece to the white folded card
Cut the catalina border from the remaining paper and affix over pink squares with patterned side up you may need to snip bits off to make it fit
Cut a green oval from the largest scalloped oval affix a loop of ribbon to each side in the centre
Affix this to the card centring over the pink ribbon
Print the image 4 to a page then cut out with the largest plain oval.
Colour with Pencils, affix to the green oval with tape or glue.
Punch flowers from remaining paper and layer up plain side then patterned side affix 3 at the bottom and one at the top.
Using perfect pearls add centres to flowers and swirls to card

Pencils Used
Moon - Light chrome yellow - 106, cadmium yellow - 107, light purple pink - 128, orange glaze - 113, cadmium orange - 115
Face - light purple pink - 128, light flesh - 152, cinnamon - 189, medium flesh 131, 
Eyes - earth green yellowish -  168, may green - 170
Hair - van dycke brown - 176
Clothes - pink madder lake - 125, may green 170

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog today and that I have inspired you to take part in our challenge 

thanks for stopping by to visit

Carol - SilverPaws 
Besties UK Design Team Co-ordinator

I am also entering the following challenges with this project - Something Old - Something New
(Old spellbinders ovals, one of my favourites and new papers and ribbons) - Anything goes - Anything goes & Spring
(Lovely spring colours pink and green with spring flowers)
(New baby)
(Pregnancy & baby)

Monday, 5 May 2014

New Besties Challenge - Use The Colour Purple

Good Morning and welcome back 

We have a new challenge launching today at MY BESTIES UK and this time our challenge is

(any shade of purple you like)

You can enter this challenge and win up to 5 of Sherri's 'My Besties' digi images.  
The team has been working very hard to create some samples for you to look at why not pop over tho their blogs I am sure they would appreciate a visit.
Here is what I created for my DT inspiration using Alphabet Letter M which you can buy in Sherri's Etsy store  HERE 

You can enter up to 3 times with a Bestie Image and a once without a Bestie Image ... 

For my Design team project I decided on darker and paler shades of Purple from Lavender through to a darker purple as I was making a card for my daughters birthday and thought she would like this as these colours are her favourites...

The Alphabet Besties are lovely as you can customise your cards and projects to the person you are making them for ....


1 sheet Black Bazzil Bling - Cute n Crafty
1.5 sheets White Centura pearl - crafters companion
2 Buttons - woodware
2 Silver Heart brads - woodware
3 Round silver brads - woodware
3 Magnolia Black flowers - Sir Stampalot
Silky crush ribbon - Creative Expressions

Teresa Collins embossing folder
Decorative grand ovals - spellbinders
Grand Ovals - spellbinders

To make the card I cut a card 18 x 13 cm from the centura pearl, I then layered black 17 x 12 cm , next came the white piece which I de-bossed to get a different effect. I added a heart brad to the top right and bottom left of this piece before attaching it to the card.

I cut an oval from the black card using the decorative ovals I then affixed this using glue gel to get some dimension, I added the 3 flowers and a bow to the bottom right and affixed a button here to finish it off.

I printed off my alphabet M Bestie and coloured it in with copics from the blue violets then accented it with a purple copic multiliner, I then used another of my favourite techniques, cutting outside the shape to get the M and the Bestie outside the oval, I printed another copy and layered the flowers with brads and another button.

Copics used :-
Skin tones - e0000, e000, e00, e04, e93, e95, 
Eyes - FV2
Hair - e40, e41, e42, e70, e74
Letter, clothing, flowers - bv0000, bv000, bv00, bv01 
Copic multiliner - purple 

I hope my project has inspired you to join our challenge .....

Thanks for stopping by 

Carol  - SilverPaws x
Besties UK Design Team Co-Ordinator

Also entered into